Tate and McCoy: Former Rivals, Now Seattle Seahawk Teammates

June 30, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Two promising players that Pete Carroll selected in the last NFL Draft to help boost the Seattle Seahawk's aerial game are Golden Tate and Anthony McCoy.
Carroll has experienced the results of their talents firsthand.  He coached tight end McCoy at USC and was compelled to defend against Tate as a tough and productive Notre Dame rival.
To find out how each receiver influenced Carroll one day, turn the clock back less than a year.
USC traveled to South Bend to face Notre Dame in college football’s longest continuous inter-sectional rivalry on October 17, 2009. A rivalry that began in 1926 when gridiron giants Knute Rockne and Howard Jones coached the Irish and Trojans respectively.
Who could have known then that less than a year later Carroll would be coaching both Tate and McCoy in the NFL?  After a day in which he was bedeviled and scared and the other was a cause of elation with his most productive receiving day as a Trojan.
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